Peter’s writing

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I’ve been writing stories since I was eight years old. My first self-published book was launched in 5th grade, with a total print run of one copy. I still have that copy, plus several others.

Author Press Kit

Please contact me for an author press kit including bio, author Q & A, head shot, and reference links.


Picture a girl who might kill you with her paintbrush.
Volume 1 in the New Eden post-apocalyptic trilogy.
Volume 2 in the New Eden post-apocalyptic trilogy.
Volume 3 in the New Eden post-apocalyptic trilogy.

Fiction and Poetry

The Written Across the Genres Anthology
Fifty-Fifty is a short story of a woman escaping a bad situation, deciding whether to get into another.
An excerpt of Semper is also in this anthology.
The Extinct Doesn’t Mean Forever Anthology (out of print)
Distractions is a humorous short story of a couple who is reminded of what’s really
important while on holiday.
The Facing The Sun Anthology
I have two poems in this anthology, Connections and Finding Contentment.
The anthology raises money to help a dear writer friend who has suffered high medical
costs due to health problems.
Thereby Hangs a Tale
This journal lasted only two issues but had some really awesome work in it.
My story, Golden Advice, is an embellished true vignette of some good
advice I got when I went off to college (the issue’s theme was “expatriate”).
The First Line
This journal provides the first line; my story, Saved, is about
a young person’s depression following a tragic loss.
This journal provides a theme on which all submissions must be based.
My story, Joseph’s Mother, is about a doomed love discovered
under the worst of circumstances.
I have one humorous poem in this journal on the theme of superstition.
The 2009 San Francisco Writers Conference Anthology
My story in this anthology, Thirty-Five Across, is about a second chance.
The 2010 San Francisco Writers Conference Anthology (out of print)
I have a humorous poem in this anthology.
Much light verse on my old blog

In addition, I won the January, 2009 flash fiction contest at the Clarity of Night blog, was selected Readers’ Choice in the July, 2009 flash fiction contest at the same blog, and had a third story selected for mention in a ByLine Magazine contest.

CSR Blog Posts

I’ve written a number of CSR blog posts for the Charities@Work blog, some of which were run on CSR Wire’s TalkBack feature.

CSR Wire TalkBack author page

Charities@Work and Community Health Charities articles

Technical and Professional Articles

My technical articles have appeared in the following publications.
[ read all the articles here ]

  • EE Times
  • Multimedia Systems Design
  • Embedded Systems Development

Radio Broadcasts

In college, I worked at KALX radio news, holding every job in the newsroom
at some time including reporter, anchor, engineer, and producer. Once I
did all four jobs myself when I was the only person to show up for a morning newscast.
I also covered local Berkeley city elections live on location.
[ listen to sound checks and see photos ]

Sports Articles (mostly humorous)

I wrote a college football column for two years at a Cal fan site, which was later acquired by
[ read the articles ]